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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Does a cat or kittn have a tickle spot?

My mom said to put my age in my siggy so keep in mind i am only 10 when i ask a question or make comments.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 10:42 PM
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I think it pretty much depends on the cat. Maggie & Kobi have ticklish feet, Holly doesn't. Just like humans, they're all different.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 11:23 PM
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I just called her in to ask her what she meant by this question.
So I am going to explain what she meant lol

She wants to make sure there aren't any places that are TOO ticklish to touch a cat. I have been explaining to her that putting her hands on the paws, tails, tummy gently is good to do while they are young so they are used to human handling. She is concerned that they might not like it or whatnot. Her feet are extremely ticklish so she hates for anyone to touch her feet. I think that is what she means anyway =/
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 12:04 AM
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Thanks for the clarification, but my answer still stands...they're all different. But you need to learn the signs for what they don't like...if they don't want their feet touched, they'll pull them away. If they don't like their belly touched, they will usually push your hand away with their paws. You can gently try touching different areas of their body and see their reaction...you may find it's different for each of them.

In some cases it would be good for you to continue to gently touch some areas even if they don't like it, so they get used to it. Like their paws...you need to be able to clip their nails. If they get used to you handling their paws slowly, it will make it easier to clip them. It's called desensitization.

I don't have any links at my fingertips, but maybe your mom can help you google for some good cat body language sites.

A good book for you to read would be "Think Like a Cat" by Pam Johnson Bennett. It will help you understand many things from a cat's point of view.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Mrs. Doodlebug but about the book,is it a book adjustable for a fifth grader? (Or someone going into fifth grade)

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 12:37 AM
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It's been a while since I read it, but I think so (or I wouldn't have suggested it ). Your vocabulary seems pretty good and I don't remember it being overly technical. There's a lot of general cat care and health information along with tips on "getting inside their head".


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